ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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THE Telugu Desam government during its seven year rule took a number of decisions on education, most of them retrograde and patently undemocratic. Apart from tampering with university bodies like the syndicate, senate and the academic council where elections were replaced by a system of nomination, the government had made several changes in the system of selection of the vice-chancellor. The nomination system was introduced at all levels, leading ultimately to the banning of students' unions replacing them with 'student councils'. A part of this undemocratic process was the failure of the government in solving the unemployment problem. For instance the number of applicants on the live register of the employment exchanges which stood at 23.33 lakh only 4,000 got jobs during the period. A

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